Gray Television





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About Gray Television:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.
About WLBT:
WLBT-TV, is the #1 rated local TV broadcast and digital media in Central Mississippi. We are a dominate NBC affiliate that consistently produces award winning local news coverage. Jackson, MS is market #92 with a 24 county DMA. Jackson, MS is Mississippi's largest TV DMA, serving as the state capital, with several local universities, and home to the largest medical facilities in the state, including the prestigious University of Mississippi Medical School. Jackson is located within a short drive from beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, Nashville, Dallas and Atlanta. If you love SEC sports, we have four schools (Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and LSU) less than three hours away. And Saints, Pelicans and Grizzlies fans are an easy three hour drive from NOLA and Memphis. The Jackson metro is the economic hub of Mississippi and a great place to work, live, and raise a family.
Job Summary:
WLBT-TV in Jackson, MS is looking for a highly qualified candidate to be the next Local Sales Manager. This person must be highly motivated to lead a team of 8 sales people in the highly dynamic world of broadcast and digital sales. The candidate must have a proven track record of growing market share, building successful client partnerships, coaching and training a local team and staying relevant in the ever changing world of broadcast and digital sales. The ideal candidate is goal oriented, driven and able to motivate the local sales team to achieve their individual sales goals. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects, communicate across departments, ensure projects and campaigns are executed as proposed and sold, extremely organized with great time management skills. The LSM is responsible for achieving the local sales revenue goals. This positions requires someone who gets out of the office and makes sales calls with the team, engages with our local clients and builds strong client relationships.
General Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
Candidate must possess strong leadership, motivational and sales skills along with a proven track record of success
Manage a team of Media Sales Consultants and Success Coordinators that focus on Local Direct, maximizing share on local transactional business, and new business development
Exceptional skills in recruiting, coaching, and training sellers
Achieving digital and broadcast sales objectives, building relationships, communicating clearly and the ability to forecast, manage budgets, and execute a strategic plan is critical
Ability to manage multiple projects, extremely organized, and great time management
If you are a critical thinker who possesses a strong work ethic and the desire to lead a "seasoned" sales staff at a first class organization, who brings new and innovative ideas to work, please apply online.

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent is preferred
Minimum of 5 years prior experience in broadcast sales
Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing a sales team, strategic planning, and a track record of growing revenue
Wide Orbit, Wide Orbit Media Sales, Matrix, Comscore, Excel or similar traffic, sales and CRM experience
Please apply online at and attach resume with cover letter.

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